Saturday, 27 August 2011

designer loves art...Jacopo della Quercia...104

its quite horrible when  the work of an artist gets damaged.

this is Jacopo della Quercia

one of the greates students from the Sienese school. he became one of the most known sculpters along side Donatello and Ghiberti. his mayor work was in his natal town of Quercia and was called Fonte Gaia. unfortunately the fountain is greatly damages and only parts of it remain. his sculptures show uncharacteristic, strength and serenity, which won over admirers such as Michelangelo.

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Thursday, 25 August 2011

designer loves art...Alfred Stevens...103

who can make a life out of painting beautiful women?

this is Alfred Stevens

born in Belgium, he came form a family involved in visual arts. by the age of 14 he  started his studies in Académie Royale des Beaux-Arts in Brussels. he mostly became known because he painted beautiful, elegant woman, his works beeing exhibited in Paris. by 1900 he was given the special recognition of being the fist live artist to be allowed a retrospective exhibition of his work in Brussels. thought cant be considered an impressionist, i believe he would be a light impressionist since his use of liberal paint strokes and  colour. as well as enchanting detail and prologed peacefulness.

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Sunday, 21 August 2011

designer loves art...Jacopo Pontormo...102

how many artist were praised by the masters of  High Renaissance?

this is Jacopo Pontormo

adoptive father of Bronzino, he was employed by the Medici famly. but h was mostly a religious painter. he is said to have studied under Leonardo da Vinci and even praised by Michelangelo. he was one of the strongest Mannerism painters. by making his subjects full of restless movements and disregard for scale and space. numerous painting and drawings have survived and are in galleries in Europe and america.

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Friday, 19 August 2011

designer loves art...Dominique Lemieux...101

how do you bring an imaginary character to life?

this is Dominique Lemieux

born in Canada, she had an inclination for drawings since she was a little girl. so she went on to study art in Montreal and then to the national theatre school of Canada to study costume design. she has been working with the Cirque du Soleil since 1988 and as costume designer in theatre productions, ballets and even for Celine Dion. what i like about her is her process to create a character. in this she takes care to  make allot of research not only visual to help her create but also allot in fabric, to see how the costume will act when its worn.

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Sunday, 14 August 2011

designer loves art...Gustav Klimt...100

who would create an art movement that would break with the arts academy?

this is Gustav Klimt

born the 2nd child out of 7 kids he studied in the Vienna school or arts and crafts. to him  the ideal,  the decorative and the ritual are what formed the school Vienna Sezession. in this movement, you see a strong influence to decorated everything but at the same time you don't have any perspective, making most of the paintings flat, yet beautifully decorated and with incredible precision with the use of colour. unfortunately the school was unstable and dissolved by 1913.

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Tuesday, 9 August 2011

designer loves art...Brian Dettmer...99

so what else can we do with books?...

this is Brian Dettmer

born in Chicago, he is concerned of how fast our would is changing, how our history that is being written by technology and we are forgetting the knowledge the books bring. so he tries to bring that information into the light to this modern world by converting how we see a book.

i recommend you click on the to really appreciate the detail in each one

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Saturday, 6 August 2011

designer loves art...J.C. Leyendecke...98

now, another great american illustrator 

this is J.C. Leyendecke,jc.htm

he was the inspiration for Norman Rockwell. he made a huge campaign with the Arrow menswear as well as Kellogg's, and was constantly on the magazine covers of Colliers and the Saturday evening post between his work men are dashing woman feminine and boys and girls innocent. he also made quite few covers with baby New Year. i really like his work. his illustration and the way he painted them and the background which you can see the traces of lines.

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Monday, 1 August 2011

designer loves art...Remedios Varos...97

we talked about Leonora Carrington  before so lets talk about another woman that shared similar views

this is Remedios Varos

born in Spain, she did quite a tour before she settled in Mexico City for the rest of her life, with friends like Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo she got herself into the greatest circle of painters in Mexico. as  surrealist painter she got inspired by any other artists but specially  mystic traditions,sacred geometry and alchemy.

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